National Creme de Menthe Day - September 15
Thu, Sep 15, 2022

National Creme de Menthe Day

National Creme de Menthe Day is a celebration dedicated to a refreshing mint-based liqueur. It is celebrated annually on September 15th. In America, such a liqueur was called “Mint Cream”. It is actively used for the preparation of dessert dishes and various cocktails.

History

Creme de Menthe liqueur is a sweet alcoholic drink with a very fresh taste, which gives its main component – mint. It originated in France at the end of the 19th century, when Emile Giffard studied this plant from a medical point of view. Ultimately, “mint cream” was created. It is worth noting that liqueurs have long been used as medicines. Most often, they were used to treat diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and colds.

Peppermint cream is prepared by alcoholic infusion of mint. Next, filtration was carried out and sugar was added. The liqueur is colorless – it is a white variety of the drink. To give it a green color, a coloring pigment is added, which is obtained from mint.

At the beginning of the 20th century, “Mint Cream” was actively used for the preparation of sweet dishes and soft drinks. Many interesting recipes have been created. The most famous cocktails with this ingredient are Stringer and Grasshopper. The liquor was so fond of the inhabitants of America that a holiday was created in honor of it.

Interesting facts

  • White and green varieties of liquor, except for color, do not differ in anything and are interchangeable ingredients.
  • Peppermint has a number of medicinal properties: it helps to cope with headaches, intestinal diseases, stomach cramps, and nausea decreases.

How to celebrate

Gather your friends this day and have a cocktail party. Bring the best mint liqueur recipes to life. Don’t be afraid to experiment: many ingredients go great with mint flavors.

If you do not have the desire to gather a loud party, then you can just relax and unwind. Grab your favorite book, make yourself a lovely mint smoothie, and enjoy!

When is National Creme de Menthe Day celebrated in 2022?

National Creme de Menthe Day is observed on September 15 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday September 15 2022
Friday September 15 2023
Sunday September 15 2024
Monday September 15 2025
Tuesday September 15 2026